Welcome to Chittagong

Immerse yourself in a bustling metropolis brimming with culture, curries and the ubiquitous rickshaw. On the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chittagong is the country’s second-largest city and its most important sea port.

It’s also the perfect place to begin exploring the varied natural landscapes of the wider Chittagong Division.

At the time of writing, there was unrest in areas close to Chittagong. Please check with your embassy to find out about any warnings and restrictions before you travel.

Top things to see and do

  • Head to Cox’s Bazar for some down-time on the sandy shores of the longest natural beach in the world.
  • Learn about the fascinating history and culture of Bangladesh’s Hill Tract tribes at the Tribal Cultural Institute Museum.
  • Try some shutki (dried fish), khichuri (rice and lentils) and as many varieties of curry as you can while in Chittagong – you’ll soon see why Bengali food is loved and replicated the world over.
  • Make your way up to the High Court building on Fairy Hill for a panoramic view of the hustle and bustle below.
  • Catch a glimpse of tribal life in the jungle with a trip to the Chittagong Hill Tracts, only 60km from the city.

Tips for travellers

Check with your tour operator about requirements for entering the Chittagong Hill Tracts area, as tourists need to obtain a permit.

Only drink purified bottled water and ensure that any uncooked food has been washed in purified water.

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